Buffalo, still nursing its wounds from Sunday’s loss to New Orleans, could get an offensive boost with the return of RB Marshawn Lynch from a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy (Lynch pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in California this summer). Lynch is eligible to return to practice today. He has been going through twice daily workouts in Buffalo with a private trainer, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson, as the Bills started 1-2 — albeit a competitive three-game run — without him.
It will be interesting to see how Lynch, who has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, is incorporated. His backup, Fred Jackson, has played well, totaling 425 yards — 291 rushing — of total offense. Jackson’s 15 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown could make him more of a receiving threat, but he has been a highly-effective performer who could allow the Bills to wean Lynch back into the flow, starting with Sunday’s game against winless Miami.